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  • Writer's pictureKim Hoshal

PDX Pet Connection Holiday Gift Guide - Donations Edition

Updated: Jan 18, 2021

Sponsored by Kim Hoshal Photography and Butthead Bandanaz

A curated gift guide for dogs and the people that love them

Happy Holidays from PDX Pet Connection! It's Kim, creator, and host of the podcast. I support local and small businesses and non-profits whenever possible and I feel this is important now more than ever before. I have curated a list of charities and non-profits from the Pacific Northwest to give you some donation gift ideas for the holiday season.

Each item is listed with the following information:

Who - name of the charity/non-profit

Why I selected this charity/non-profit.

How you can donate.

Learn More is a link to their podcast episode so you can discover more about the charity

or non-profit

The list is going to be broken down into four blog posts and includes items to buy your furry best friend followed by items for people who love dogs. Finally, I am including experiences for your dog and great organizations where you can give the gift of a donation.

The list is also split into categories Food/Treats, Dog Accessories, Toys, Home Decor, Art, Books, Jewelry, Co-worker/Stocking Stuffers, Experiences and Donations

Let the donating begin!

Donation Opportunities

dog rescue, dog charity, dog non-profit,
One Tail at a Time PDX

Who: One Tail at a Time PDX

Why: One Tail at a Time is a no-kill, foster-based rescue that also provides education and resources for adopters and members of the Portland pet community. Monetary, supplies, or in-kind services accepted.

Learn more: Episode 16

dog rescue, dog charity, non-profit, pug rescue
Pacific Pug Rescue

Who: Pacific Pug Rescue

Why: Pacific Pug Rescue rescues, rehabilitates, and places unwanted, neglected, and abused Pugs in permanent adoptive homes that have been carefully screened. This rescue is a foster-based rescue so the pugs can be evaluated in a home environment.

Learn more: Episode 6

corgi, corgi assistance fund, dog charity, dog non-profit, corg charity
Corgi Assistance Fund

Who: Corgi Assistance Fund

Why: The Corgi Assistance Fund (CAF) is a last-resort source of funding to provide resources to help a Corgi with a serious illness, injury, or to help a Corgi with a serious behavioral issue, so that premature euthanization or surrender of the Corgi to a shelter do not have to be considered. How:

Learn more: Episode 8

Don't forget to sign up for prizes from Butthead Bandanaz and Kim Hoshal Photography**

portland animal welfare team, homeless dogs, dog food, vet care, low cost vet care
PAW Team

Who: Kim Hoshal Photography-Portland, OR

Why: The Portland Animal Welfare (PAW) Team saves lives and alleviates suffering by providing free veterinary care to the pets of people who are experiencing homelessness or extreme poverty. This service allows pets to stay with the people who love them.

Learn more: Episode 3

animal rescue, dog rescue, dog charity
Animal Aid Inc.

Who: Animal Aid Inc

Why: Animal Aid Inc improves the lives of animals in the Portland area through individualized care and lifelong commitment, rescue and adoption, resources and education, and community partnerships.

Learn more: Episode 11

service dogs, dog training, alert dogs
Atlas Assistance Dogs

Who: Atlas Assistance Dogs

Why: Atlas Assistance Dogs eliminates obstacles to obtaining an assistance dog by teaching owners how to train their own qualified privately-owned dog to become their certified assistance dog.

Learn more: Episode 22

dog rescue, dog charity, dog non-profit,
Oregon Humane Society

Who: Oregon Humane Society

Why: The Oregon Humane Society offers adoption, education, and animal rescue programs in the state of Oregon. They also offer low-cost veterinary services for low-income families. OHS is also involved in improving laws that protect animals and punish offenders.

Learn more: Episode 13

animal training, positive reinforcement, positive training, force free
Force Free Oregon

Who: Force Free Oregon

Why: Force Free Oregon works to educate the community about the advantages of positive reinforcement training and force-free pet services that are supported by behavioral science. They also are working to create standards for dog trainers, groomers, and animal professionals.

Learn more: Episode 17

Who: The Pixie Project

Why: The Pixie Project offers pet adoption services, pet owner education and support, and low cost and free spay and neuter and veterinary services for homeless and low-income pet owners. They assist over-crowded shelters find homes for pets in need.

Learn more: Episode 21

**Before you go, don't forget to register for your chance to win one of the following prizes:

Butthead Bandanaz

Matching Dog Bandana and Face Mask

Enter to win a matching dog bandana and face mask in the theme of your choice ($31 value). How cute would it be to have a face mask that matched your dog's bandana? Very!

You get to pick from a wide variety of themes including our most popular PDX theme.

Kim Hoshal Photography

Photography Session and Acrylic Block Print

Enter to win a custom 60-minute photography session with up to two dogs that includes a beautiful 5x7 acrylic block print ($599 value). Don't miss out on your chance to celebrate all the joy that your dog has brought to your life.

Bonus Chance to Win!!!

If you want an extra chance at winning the above prizes, here it is.

Click on the link, fill out the form, and just answer the question for each Gift Guide Edition and get 4 extra chances to win. To help you out, I have attached the link to the episode.

Name the two animals that were the start of One Tail at a Time PDX.

Don't miss out on the next blog where I give you my choices for gifts for the dog lover in your life.


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